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Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:48
SEAMEO BIOTROP conducts a Training Course on Medicinal Plants - 235 time(s) visited
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A training course entitled “Training Course on The Conservation and Sustainable Management of the Medicinal Plants of Tropical Forest” was conducted by SEAMEO BIOTROP from 8 to 12 June ,2009 led by Dr. Hilman Affandi a BIOTROP scientist  and coordinated by BIOTROP Training Information Center (BTIC). To meet the objective of the training course that was to provide participants with an introduction to the key issues of the conservation and sustainable management of the medicinal plants of tropical forest,   the training was carried out within two full days of lecturers and three days of field visit and work.  The field visits were to Karya Sari Medicinal Garden and Manufacturer, Biopharmaca of Bogor Agricultural University and the field work was carried out at Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park. It was expected that by the end of the training the participants would have the awareness on how plants contribute to our lives and so stimulate the action by pressuring on governments and industries and help the conservation body.

Dr. Hilman Affandi the course leader presented the report and welcome remarks, while The Opening address was delivered by Dr. Bambang Purwantara, the SEAMEO BIOTROP Director  where he emphasized the importance of conserving the medicinal plants and that SEAMEO BIOTROP is always ready to serve its expertise in this field.
This training was participated by eighteen participants i.e. Brunei Darussalam (1), Cambodia (1), Indonesia (6), Malaysia (8), Philippines (1) and Thailand (1). The training was closed by the Director on 12 June 2009, at 15:00